WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AT CONFERENCE ‘16
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR SUMMIT
Join us on Sunday, March 6 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for the yearly Mental Health First Aid Instructor Summit. The Summit is a unique opportunity for accomplished instructors and those new to Mental Health First Aid to come together to learn from experts on various topics, share best practices on building a successful program and be inspired by leaders in the movement.
This year the summit features two parts.
The Summit is free, but registration is required. Register today to ensure your spot.
Staying for the Conference? Keep an eye out for these workshops on Mental Health First Aid!
Monday, March 7 – Going Down Under: Exploring the Origins and Research Behind Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday, March 8 – CIT International and Mental Health First Aid: Building a Complementary Partnership to Support Public Safety Professionals
Tuesday, March 8 – The Unusual Suspects: Bringing Youth Mental Health First Aid into Unique Settings